What’s on Sale in February

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  Do you plan on shopping this month? Chances are you probably will… If you are, it’s a smart move to familiarize yourself with what you might see on sale.  Use this information to plan ahead  — requesting coupons from Companies (see HERE for more) is a great way to become a smarter shopper so […]

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Sales Cycles | What to Buy in January

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  We’re approaching January, and we’ve passed the holiday baking season – now we’re moving into the New Year and NEW Fitness Resolutions. Many of you will have your own Resolutions (whether it be fitness goals or other) – you’ll see a trend at the grocery store & retail stores that focuses on Home Storage, […]

Requesting a Rain Check | 4 Simple Steps

How & Why to request a Rain Check

Many of you head to CVS on a Sunday morning and find the shelves wiped out…… I too seem to have that problem  – lately it has been incredibly bad.. they don’t really keep much in stock to start with .. then compile that with so many people who coupon – I can’t really ever seem […]

5 Steps to Creating an Effective Meal Plan

Effective Meal Planning

Do you use a meal plan? Meal planning has helped us save an incredible amount over the last year. We never always planned what we were eating – and we don’t use our meal plan daily, but we DO use it several times a week. We are fortunate enough to spend our dinner with our […]

What is a Catalina & How do they Work?

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Are you new to couponing? If you are, at some point you may have asked yourself “What exactly IS a catalina?!”    Hopefully this will help you understand them a little better. Catalina Category Marketing (CCM) rewards purchases of promoted products with catalinas.  They will print from the machine next to the cash register once you […]

What’s on Sale in April

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  We are just a day shy of April… and you might be curious to know what you should think about picking up in store, what you can look forward to on sale, so you can plan accordingly on moving some things around in your stockpile or pantry to make room. This year, Easter falls […]

Saving Money | 12 Items you Probably Did Not Know You Could Freeze

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  This week we’re stocking up on Eggs and butter at Fry’s… Most of us usually toss those items in the fridge – and use them short term. But… you can ALSO FREEZE those items to use later – it’s nice to be able to do that too – because it takes the stress out […]